BOOK BLURB: Psalms Alive! can be best described as a devotional study of thirteen selected psalms. The writing is devotional in that its goal is to have the reader reflect, ponder and apply the truths of the psalms, but unlike a typical devotional these readings do not end after a page. Each chapter or reading is about 5-6 pages in length and it ends with a number of questions or suggested activities to make that psalm come alive for the reader. In this way the author examines thirteen psalms in the space of twenty-six chapters--237 pages. The questions or application portion of each chapter make this book ideal for small group discussion. The goal throughout, as the subtitle suggests, is for the reader to connect to connect with God--to connect heaven and earth by means of the psalms.
ABOUT AUTHOR: David Kitz is a Bible dramatist, an award-winning author, a convention speaker and a retired public school teacher. For over twenty-five years, he has served as an ordained minister with the Foursquare Gospel Church of Canada.
David has a Master’s degree in Biblical Studies, in addition to Bachelor’s degrees in both Arts and Education. His love for drama and storytelling is evident to all who have seen his Bible-based performances. For several years now, he has toured across Canada and into the United States with a variety of one-man plays for both children and adults. Though born and raised in Saskatchewan, David now lives in Ottawa, Canada with his wife Karen. They have two adult sons, Timothy and Joshua.
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TO ENTER DRAWING
1. What translation of the bible do you enjoy most? why?
2. What Psalm is or has spoken to you recently?
3. Which Psalm has come alive for you in a new way? You know a Psalm that you've read over and over then it hit you one day, came alive?
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I love the Amplified version the most. My favorite Psalm is 139.
I both read and recite Psalm 91 (KJV) daily. I find comfort in the Word of God, and that particular Psalm in its entirety encompasses so many aspects of daily living and protection.
I like a variety of translations too!
This year I am using the NKJV to read thru the Bible, but when I have questions about a phrase or a passage, I usually look at several other versions to see how that version translates it. For a number of years, I used the NASB and NIV. Recently Psalm 86 fit in with circumstances in my life. I love the Psalms, they are so relatable!
I actually prefer a parallel Bible that has NIV and King James side by side. I often find that reading the same verse in two different translations helps to provide better understanding.
New Century reads the easiest but I have an Inspire Bible with color scripture pages that I enjoy and it helps me with memorization. The Inspire is New Living Translation which I enjoy reading too.
I love the poetic flow of the KJV.
My favorite Psalm is 121. It always brings me comfort and is used by my favorite group Casting Crowns in my favorite song of theirs so I made Praise You in This Storm my phone's ringtone. I had my pastor read it at my Dad's bedside and funeral in February.
Lately I've enjoyed reading the AMP version. At other times I like the Complete Jewish Bible.